Teachers who are reflective, purposeful, and adaptive to diverse learners in their instruction and possess sensitivity to the multicultural environments in which children develop are highly desired in the early childhood education field. The Teaching Specialization provides education professionals with advanced-level early childhood education theory and practice through hands-on and dynamic coursework you can integrate into your school or program. Students in this specialization:
- Study language acquisition and literacy development in a child's first and additional languages.
- Examine the relationship between child development and curriculum design for infants and toddlers.
- Analyze teaching and learning kindergarten through grade three classrooms and curriculum design, including DAP, multicultural perspectives, and content assessment strategies.
- Explore theories and practices in teaching math and science in early childhood education and develop an integrated math and science curriculum.
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